guest post: the future of arts leadership / natalie ibu

Our Artistic Director — Natalie Ibu — was invited to be on The Future of Arts Leadership panel discussion with Kwame Kwei-Armah and Jenny Sealey chaired by Matt Trueman at Derby Theatre, as part of their Departure Lounge Festival 2018. She delivered this provocation: “I feel like I spend a lot of time thinking and talking about leadership. Partly because I’m almost […]

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guest post: the friendship model – “you gotta get with my friends…” / natalie ibu

“I started my job – as the Artistic Director and CEO of national portfolio theatre company tiata fahodzi – on the exact day, in 2014, that Arts Council England launched the Creative Case for Diversity and – supposedly – the moment “measured action on diversity in arts and culture goes mainstream” and a re-expressed commitment to representative programming, […]

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guest post: “I’m really thrilled by our ambitions to imagine widely” — a conversation with kirsten burrows

“This February we had the delight of welcoming kirsten burrows into the tfhq family, as our first executive director, she joins us from China Plate with over a decade of experience in the industry. What first attracted you to the tf company? KB: I knew Artistic Director Natalie Ibu a little already as I’d asked her to […]

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guest blog: “did they want an ‘erykah badu’ or a ‘thandie newton’ type of black?” – a conversation with babirye bukilwa / jesse bernard

“When you watch babirye bukilwa on stage, she brings an immense amount of passion, purpose and creative detail to whatever role she plays. It shines in other areas of her creative work, such as her poetry that can be found in Sista! An anthology of writing by queer women of African and Caribbean descent. One […]

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